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Aleesami insists Man Utd, Real Madrid target Haaland humble as f***

Norway international Haitam Aleesami insists teammate Erling Braud Haaland is not arrogant.

The Borussia Dortmund striker has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid recently.

PSG mocked the 19-year-old's meditation celebration after knocking Dortmund out of the Champions League, but Aleesami has defended Haaland.

"That wasn't the first time. He did it even when he played for Red Bull Salzburg," he told GFFN.

"He is a young guy, but he is just a chill guy who loves to play football. One thing is to be calm and he is really calm, he is a young guy with confidence. He is humble as f***, but at the end of the day, he is hungry.

"Everything seems to be going perfectly for him, he is banging in goals, but when he's on the pitch, you can see the hunger in his face. So, no matter the success, and it is the same with Sander Berge and Martin Odegaard, they're hungry and in the meantime they're humble.

"Even if they are doing really well or getting a lot of goals. Straight after the game, boom, they switch off, and just keep going on. With the same intensity and focus. Really good mentality.

"But Haaland for now is just a young guy who is enjoying and working really, really hard. You can even see it on his face in training and in games with the national team, and obviously he's a talented guy, great finisher, strong, fast.

"He's kind of got everything, some players maybe have speed, but not that good a finish. For now he has everything and I think with the years to come, he will just give us more."

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